In the Nintendo Direct video last night, it was announced Super Mario Bros. 2 will receive downloadable content after its release. The new downloadable modes will features extra levels in what is referred to as Coin Rush mode. Within this mode, players will have to complete three difficult levels with the use of one life.
For players who finish the new game early it is a nice bonus, hopefully adding to the lifespan of the game.
There have been mixed reactions around the internet, however. Nintendo is receiving some criticism from fans who believe the company should stand behind their “no DLC” policy, but the bonus DLC for Super Mario Bros. 2 is just that – a bonus. The DLC is not required to play the full game out of the box, unlike some games we’ve become accustomed to playing.